I hope you’re all doing as well as can be expected given the circumstances. As you may be aware the launch gig for the single had to be postponed due the CV crisis however I just wanted to let you know that the single is now available to pre-order now on bandcamp via All Will Be Well Records. It may take a bit longer than expected to get the vinyl out to you but you you’ll get an immediate digital download of both tracks which you can play to your heart’s content. The tracks will also be available on all of the usual streaming services from Monday 6th April. Click here for more info.
Also a MASSIVE thank you to everyone that joined the first TM #IsolationWave live stream on YouTube! I didn’t really know what to expect to be honest but the people that joined seemed to like it. You can listen and watch back to the stream below. I’m going to try and do a stream once a week while this lockdown is in the UK on Wedneday nights from 7:45pm BST. For more info and links, have a look on Facebook or YouTube.
Things are pretty crazy at the moment and for what it’s worth a massive personal Thank You from me to all of the frontline workers in shops, doing deliveries, and especially all of the workers in the NHS that are doing whatever they can to contain this thing. In this unprecedented and surreal situation, YOU are amazing!
A little while back I was asked by the lovely people at citiesandmemory.com if I wanted to create a track with some of the field recordings that have been uploaded to the site. The result was this track which used samples recorded in Italy and on Cornmarket Street in Oxford to create all of the instruments used.
I also made a couple of videos on how I made put the track together in (I know, the voice over is too quiet but it’s my first tutorial video. Go with it.)
And if you want to have a go at creating your own version, you can download the Ableton Live set from here. Enjoy.
There’s a video that’s been around on video sites like youtube that’s been around for a while now which I’ve been slightly obsessed with ever since the first time I saw it. Manu Delago posted a video of a solo piece he did on an instrument called a Hang which I’d seen before but never heard played properly. I just LOVED the sound the things were making. When I heard it I really wanted to do something with it. Not too much but just……enhance it maybe? Re-edit it? I dunno. But I found out I could do video editing in good old ableton so I thought I’d give it a go. Here’s the result:
Here’s an mp3 of the audio: Manu Delago – Hand Drum Solo (Mono Desire) [TM Remix]
Here’s a downloadable version of the audio:
A big Thank you to Manu for posting the original video (which you can see here) and for letting me post the remix.
I know TV ads are a strange thing to post but I thought the combination of the game FMV and the Gary Jules version of Mad World (from Donnie Darko) in this Xbox 360 trailer was genius. Fair play to them for trying something a bit jarring and different I say!
Edit 26/10/08: Finally got round to playing (and completing) the game. Can’t wait for the sequel!